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    Default Re: Windows media recording to regular video file

    when I convert it, it takes about 20 secs, and then comes up with a dialogue box saying "ffmpeg.exe has stopped working"???

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    Default Re: Windows media recording to regular video file

    Are you sure there's not an issue with the source video by any chance? You've still not said what you recorded it with (IF you did, that is...)
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    Default Re: Windows media recording to regular video file

    Quote Originally Posted by Chilling_Silence View Post
    Are you sure there's not an issue with the source video by any chance? You've still not said what you recorded it with (IF you did, that is...)
    It was probably recorded using Windows Media Centre - hence the wtv extention.

    If you right click the file in windows explorer, you should be able to convert it to dvrms format using the option in the context menu.

    Once converted - you should be able to open it up in most video editing softwares, and/or convert it using handbrake.


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    Default Re: Windows media recording to regular video file

    yes, I recorded it using WMC, from Live TV. the problem is that whenever I try to convert to dvr-ms format, it says that the "file is not compatible with this format"
    I even tried on 2 different computers, and still got the same problem.

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    Default Re: Windows media recording to regular video file

    Have you tried how-to-easily-convert-wtv-files-to-dvrms-files-with-windows-7


    Which is what Blam posted above.

    Failing that - try it Via command prompt Some suggestions offered from MS

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    The ehome folder should be there, just its not visible even in the show all files / protected files and folders options.

    IF you were to click on start, type in ehome it will show in the results and shows as being in C:\windows\ehome which is where the converter actually is.
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    Default Re: Windows media recording to regular video file

    it doesn't work, even when i manually try to convert it, it says this file is not compatible with dvr-ms???

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    Seems its a common problem. One reason and it appears to be quite common is:
    Windows 7 Ultimate has a feature that allows you to quickly and easily convert .wtv files into the more common .dvr-ms format. Simply right-click on the .wtv file and choose "Convert to .dvr-ms format" and the conversion of a 1 GB .wtv file could take a little as 1 minute to convert.

    However, Windows cannot convert if the .wtv file has H.264 content in it. Trying to convert an .wtv H.264 file in this manner will likely result in the error, "WTV Converter cannot convert the file from .wtv to .dvr-ms format because the content is not compatible with the .dvr-ms file format".
    Cant try the following as my media center has a bung card at the moment, but possible solution - may or may not work HERE.

    One other common cause appears to be is if the program is copyright protected, then that will stop the conversion and throw up the same errors as well.

    In the past I have used the software that came with the card to do any recording - works better than the Media Program and saved it as a MPEG file.
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    Default Re: Windows media recording to regular video file

    that doesn't work either, it just comes up with a 382 mb (i'm converting a movie, its about 14gb) file, which won't even play. thanks for the help though people, really appreciate it. would like to get it working though...

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    Just reading the last post, where you wrote --- (Please correct if this is wrong) , you mean the 382Mb wont play but the original 14GB does play OK ?

    In that last link, theres a link to this software -- its some sort of advert to the program - But could be worth looking into if it works, there is a free trial - so if it doesn't work, nothing lost
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    A: Download the software you want from our website and install it. When you use the software, a registration request window will pop up. Please ignore it and directly click Later button, and then you get the trial version
    just found This Video from youtube re the software.
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    Default Re: Windows media recording to regular video file

    so far bigasoft is working looks promising, and yes, the 14gb file does play fine.

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